Betterment, Individual, Social, and Industrial

Betterment, Individual, Social, and Industrial

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...for the health and comfort of the workers. " The foundry is provided with every device for insuring cleanliness, light, and pure air. A system of hoods and piping frees the interior from smoke, conducting it into the sewers so that the atmosphere is always pure and wholesome." In the cooking department, presided over by a distinguished chef from the Waldorf-Astoria, the same ingenious means are adopted to collect all the odour-carrying steam and conduct it out of the building. The welfare features I am leaving for later consideration, and wish to confine myself to the industrial features as much as possible. But they overlap in some cases and it is difficult to draw the line. Looked at from any point of view the organisation is so perfect that it seems invidious to mention any one department. Glance at any of them and you will find it the type of all the rest. One individual will be interested in one department and a person of different tastes will be attracted to another. If he is interested in the mysteries of accounts, of book-keeping, he will find the treasury department organised so perfectly that a balance-sheet could, if needed, be forthcoming almost at a day's notice. A high degree of perfection is attained in all the great business organisations of the world, and they make the old-fashioned business man gasp for breath. Experts ask whether these later developments at the National Cash Register are worth the extra work, since balance-sheets are not wanted every day. That is a question for experts, but to be able instantly to detect errors or leakage without waiting for the periodical balancing of the books might in some cases be an enormous gain. To the mere onlooker there is something fascinating in the triumph of system that can reduce...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669703
  • 9781236669704